EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

August 18, 2011

Counterfeit $100 bill turns up in Lawrence

LAWRENCE — A man who cashed his check at a Lawrence Street multi-services business was given a counterfeit $100 bill, police said.

Officers were sent to All Checks Cashed at 9 Broadway about 8:30 p.m. Tuesday where a clerk handed them the $100 bill.

Wellington Urbaez of 17 Willow St., told officers he had cashed his check at Jaya Multiplex Services, 268 Lawrence St., about 6 p.m., and was attempting to transfer some money at All Checks Cashed, when the counterfeit bill was discovered.

Officer Robert Moody went to the Lawrence Street business but it was closed for the night.

The bill was placed in evidence and the investigation is continuing.

—Jim Patten